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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-24-11, 09:55 AM
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I melted a Fimir from the board game Heroquest when I was a kid. Got a yoghurt pot, filled it with plastic cement and dropped the model in, it became pretty featurless. My friend and me also overlooked the fact that we were using a yoghurt pot... which I'm pretty sure almost always come in plastic. When we went to lift the pot up the bottom just stayed where it was and the plastic cement went all over the widowsill... the UPVC plastic windowsill. I'm not sure how he ever explained the weird texture and the scrape marks (desperately trying to clean it off and making it worse) on that windowsill too his parents...

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Originally Posted by chromedog View Post
Acetone, Toluene, Methyl Ethyl Ketone all do the job.

The first two can be got from my local hardware store without permits or paperwork.
The third takes some doing.

All will turn styrene into goo.
The last two will turn many resins into goo as well.
Agreed. Incidentally MEK may be hard to get where you are, but in the US they sell it by the gallon at hardware stores, in the same section as the 27% hydrochloric acid for etching concrete.

Just be careful, as any of these mentioned in this thread have nasty fumes, so use them outside. Also, most of them will irritate the skin, and many will dissolve rubber gloves as well. Just be careful.

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